Art: Art on Wheels

By the end of the 19th Century, after countless years of elaboration, the craft of the carriage maker had attained near-perfection. Then the automobile appeared on the vehicular horizon. In the early years of automobile manufacture the traditions of the ancient carriage craft were continued. The first automobile engine was mounted on a buggy chassis. The new vehicle was popularly associated with its predecessor and nicknamed the "horseless carriage" and "gasoline buggy." Ex-carriage makers became automobile body designers. Early cars were frequently entered from the rear (dog cart), equipped with horsewhip stands,...

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